Purse State Park

Route 224 on Riverside Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-743-7613
Sailboat on water at Purse State Park
Photo Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
On the Potomac River at Wades Bay, the area is perfect for hunting, bird watching and fishing.  Fossilized sharks teeth, bones and shells are often found along the water's edge.



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September 8, 2019
Bring a few colanders (fine mesh) to assist the hunting! We scooped sand and pebbles from the wave line.... Better quantity of sharks teeth a ray plates than Calvert Cliffs, Flag pond, or other...
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August 16, 2019
Jay D
Went to the beach at Purse on Monday, August 12, 2019. Got there about 11:30 A.M. It's about a quarter mile on a path thru the woods to the beach. Stayed till about 4:00. Found, maybe 50 fossilized...
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June 10, 2019
Beth J
We packed dinner and enjoyed an afternoon playing in the water and finding shark teeth. There is not much beach but we were there for the teeth and water so the kids didn't mind that part. Happy...